College / Department

Teaching areas

Dr. AlHamaydeh teaches several courses in the structural engineering field at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Namely; Statics, Statics and Mechanics of Materials for Architecture, Structural Steel Design, Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics, Computer Methods in Structural Analysis and Design, at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level, he teaches Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings, as well as Structural Earthquake Engineering.

Research areas

Nonlinear Structural Dynamic Response Analysis and Modeling, Passive Control and Supplemental Damping Devices, Computer-Aided Design and Simulation, Nonlinear Finite Element Methods, Soil-Structure-Interaction, Structural Optimization, Experimental Analysis ofFull-Scale Structures as well as Components and Materials, Development of New Materials in Seismic Design and Retrofit, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.


Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles-CA, 2005
M.Sc. in Structural Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid-Jordan, 1998
B.Sc. in Structural Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid-Jordan, 1995

Professional experience

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah-UAE, 2008–Present
Coffman Engineers, Inc., Encino-CA, 2005-2008
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc., Los Angeles-CA, 2002
Omrania & Associates, Arch. & Consult. Engineers, Amman-Jordan, 1997-1999
Ministry of Public Works & Housing, Amman-Jordan, 1996–1997


Registered Professional Engineer (WA-44936), Structural Engineers Association Of California (SEAOC), Jordan Engineers Association (JEA), American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).

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